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How Physiotherapy can help Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition caused by the breakdown of cartilage in our joints and is the most common type of joint disease experienced globally. The symptoms of this disease are often unpleasant and painful and include joint pain, stiffness, swelling and enlarged joints. This disorder can also be caused by injury, infection and genetic or autoimmune causes. This disease primarily affects individuals over the age of 55, however lifestyle factors such as occupation, may increase the risk of developing this disease. For example, working a job where you have to hold heavy materials may increase the risk of arthritis as it will wear down your joints more. Although arthritis can occur in any joint it is most commonly found to occur in the spine, hips, knees and hands